House Representative

Holland, Justin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 05/06/2017

State Representative Justin Holland Passes Pro- Second Amendment Legislation

AUSTIN, TX - Today, State Representative Justin Holland (Heath) passed House Bill 3784, relating to persons approved by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to administer online the classroom instruction part of the handgun proficiency course.

HB 3784 allows for an approved online course provider to administer the classroom instruction part and written portion of the handgun proficiency course in an online format, in an attempt to ease access to the handgun safety and training course required to obtain a License to Carry (LTC). The Department of Public Safety uses similar learning methods for driver education, driver safety, and Alcohol and Drug Awareness.

"With over one million LTC holders in the State of Texas, I'm proud to author an important piece of legislation that expands access to LTC classes through online training, while still providing beneficial handgun training on the firing range," said State Rep. Justin Holland.

HB 3784 now heads to the upper chamber where State Senator Van Taylor (Plano) is sponsoring the legislation.

"Access to our Second Amendment rights should not require law abiding citizens to jump through government regulations. As we seek to expand our second amendment freedoms, this is a commonsense accommodation that will allow LTC applicants to complete the classroom portion of the LTC class and written test online," Sen. Taylor said.
Click here to track the status of HB 3784.

Contact: Robert Paulsen